Kyle Spraker, Trumpet Player
Kyle Spraker joined the Cape Symphony as Principal Trumpet in 2017, and has been performing with the ensemble since 2014. He also serves as the Educational Programs Coordinator and as a faculty trumpet instructor with the Cape Symphony.
As a musician, Kyle has performed with orchestras, chamber ensembles, big bands, rock bands, recording sessions for movies & video games, and is frequently featured as a soloist with the Cape Symphony. His career has taken him all over the world, performing and teaching throughout the United States, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central/South America. A small sample of notable ensembles he has performed with includes: The Boston Philharmonic with Benjamin Zander, Plácido Domingo at the Wang Theater, Kyushu Symphony in Japan, American Youth Symphony with John Williams, and he will soon perform Copeland’s Quiet City with the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Matt Scinto.
As an educator, Kyle teaches trumpet both remotely and in-person at the former Cape Conservatory campus (now under Cape Symphony banner) and Nantucket Music Center. Additionally, Kyle spends his Saturdays assisting the Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra (under the direction of Mark Miller) as they continue to rehearse virtually during the pandemic and often coaches Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra students.
As Educational Program Coordinator for the Cape Symphony, Kyle designs and organizes grant-funded educational programs for the Cape Cod community that aim to inspire joy and a lifelong of love of music and learning. Our Young People’s Concerts, Music Memory competition, Link Up, Virtuoso Visits, and Tix4Music program connect thousands of students and adults, every year, with the Cape Symphony.
Kyle earned a Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory (2010), where he focused on performance, studying with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Benjamin Wright and Steven Emery. Before moving to the east coast, Kyle earned a Bachelor’s Degree from CSU- Long Beach, where he studied with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Jim Wilt and Christopher Still. He has also been a fellow at Spoleto Festival USA, National Orchestral Institute, Idyllwild Festival, and the Castleton Festival under the baton of legendary conductor, Lorin Maazel.